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Crystal Ligori


Crystal Ligori is a fill-in host/announcer for Oregon Public Broadcasting and produces the weekly radio program "Literary Arts: The Archive Project."

Before joining OPB, Crystal was a "Jill of all Trades" at the active rock station KUFO in Portland. In addition to her on-air role, she was the interim music director and hosted a weekly, local music show. Before moving to Portland, Crystal worked at modern music station KZZU in Spokane, Washington, and at student-run radio station KBGA in Missoula, Montana.

Crystal earned her degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Montana. While there, she earned a Society of Professional Journalists award for television feature reporting and a Hearst Journalism Award for broadcast news radio features. Crystal is also a freelance voiceover artist.

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Vera Katz's Son Reflects On Legacy Of 'An Early Feminist And Barrier Breaker'

The son of former Portland Mayor Vera Katz reflects on her life and legacy. 

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The Archive Project - Kazuo Ishiguro

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Kazuo Ishiguro discusses his life, his novels, and his approach to creating characters and telling stories with international appeal.  

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The Archive Project - Reza Aslan

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," we hear from Reza Aslan, the famed religious scholar, writer, producer and television commentator on the subject of his newest book, "God: A Human History." 

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The Archive Project - Ta-Nehisi Coates

Tonight on "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," journalist and nonfiction author Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses his work with New York Times reporter, Jenna Wortham.

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The Archive Project - Francis Ford Coppola with Melena Ryzik

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," the "New York Times’" Melena Ryzik interviews writer, filmmaker, and entrepreneur Francis Ford Coppola on the subject of his new book "Live Cinema and Its Techniques."

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The Archive Project - Colson Whitehead & Yaa Gyasi

Colson Whitehead and Yaa Gyasi joined in 2016 at Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival to discuss race, fiction, and the legacy of both in American culture.

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The Archive Project - Jonathan Lethem, Helen Phillips and Dana Spiotta

Authors Jonathan Lethem, Helen Phillips and Dana Spiotta discuss their work as writers who “fudge the line between the imaginary and the real world” at 2016’s Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival.

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The Archive Project - Richard Russo, Karen Russell and Kevin Young

On "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," novelists Richard Russo and Karen Russell and poet Kevin Young joined us at 2016’s Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival to discuss issues of inequality and how they influence their work.

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The Archive Project - Alice Hoffman

"Literary Arts: The Archive Project," brings you celebrated novelist and screenwriter, Alice Hoffman in conversation with the Director of the Multnomah County Library, Vailey Oehlke at 2016’s Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival.

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The Archive Project - P.C. Cast, Renée Ahdieh and Kendare Blake

This week on "The Archive Project," Young Adult fantasy novelists P.C. Cast, Renée Ahdieh, and Kendare Blake joined us in 2016 at Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival to discuss magic, artistic process, and creating inspiring characters for young women.

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The Archive Project - Carrie Brownstein and Jon Raymond

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Oregon Book Award-winner Jon Raymond interviews writer, musician and actress Carrie Brownstein on the subject of her memoir "Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl."

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The Archive Project - David Remnick

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," David Remnick, Editor of "The New Yorker" and host of "The New Yorker Radio Hour" on OPB, shares humorous personal stories from his his career in journalism.

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The Archive Project - Siddhartha Mukherjee

Tonight, Siddhartha Mukherjee recounts the history of genetic science and discovery, and explores the implications of modern genetic research. 

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The Archive Project - Michael Ondaatje

Michael Ondaatje shares multiple sequences from his critically acclaimed fourth novel, "Anil’s Ghost." 

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The Archive Project - Liars' League

In this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Liars’ League PDX presents stories on the theme “Natives & Transplants.”

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The Archive Project - Elmore Leonard

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Elmore Leonard shares humorous and telling letters from his readers and discusses the differences between readers, writers, and characters.

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The Archive Project - Francine Prose

With humor and great insight, bestselling author, Francine Prose, touches on revisions, the sources of ideas, and teaching writing.

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The Archive Project - Salman Rushdie

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Salman Rushdie shares humorous stories and deeper insights into his life and career after the publication of "The Satanic Verses." 

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The Archive Project - Elizabeth Gilbert and Ann Patchett

Old friends, Elizabeth Gilbert and Ann Patchett, share an intimate conversation about their careers, craft, personal challenges and achievements.

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The Archive Project - Verselandia

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," students who participated in the 2016 Verselandia! Poetry Slam Competition share their original pieces in front of a live audience.